Healthy Fresh: 7 Pet Fountains That Will Make Your Pet Drink More Water

Posted by Stacey Venzel
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Find out how a water fountain could be the answer to better pet health.

Some cats and dogs are picky about their water, even showing a preference for bottled over tap. While that might seem like a sign that they're spoiled, choosiness could actually be self-regulation for optimal health.

Cats are especially known to prefer moving water to anything stagnant in a bowl, so fountains can help your pet drink more. Additionally, senior pets can benefit from flowing water because the sound and movement can attract them to it. For pets with depth perception issues, the spigot gives them another level to drink from, instead of just skimming the surface of the bowl.

Plastic bowls are available, but many pet owners prefer stainless steel or ceramic fountains to avoid chemical leakage over time. Here are a few designs available online:

Catit Flower Fountain

cat water fountain

This playful option offers three different flow rates. It circulates up to 3 liters of water.

Perfect for cats, the cost is $29.99.

PetSafe Drinkwell Multi-Tier Pet Fountain

dog water fountain

Multiple levels on this $35.99 carbon-filtered fountain benefit households with more than one pet or geriatric pets. It is BPA-free and the top tier is dishwasher-safe. This product holds 100 ounces.

PetSafe Drinkwell Ceramic Avalon Fountain for Pets

ceramic pet water fountain

The ceramic option is a bit pricier but fancier and free of toxic chemicals. This specific style holds 70 ounces.

A red or all-white structure is available for $79.95. Pets can drink from the top or bottom bowl.

Pioneer Pet Raindrop Stainless Steel Pet Drinking Fountain

stainless steel pet drinking fountain

The stainless steel fountain also avoids chemical toxicity. This particular option holds 60 ounces and is cleaned via a charcoal filter.

It is dishwasher safe and costs $26.58.

Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain

pet drinking fountain

This classic design, also BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, holds 50 oz.

With adjustable knobs for flow rate, it's well-priced at $25.09.

Cats Rule Frog Watering Hole Water Fountain, White and Green

frog fountain

Add some fun to your kitchen with a frog fountain. It comes pre-assembled with three flow rates.

The price is $35.99.

Sink Drink - Turns a Faucet Into a Fountain for Your Cat

sink faucet fountain

For kitties that have a habit of drinking from the sink, this product attaches to your bathroom faucet.

The price is $9.13.

Of course, the most obvious benefit of a water fountain is that it provides constant access to fresh, clean water. Insufficient water in a pet's diet is a leading cause of kidney disease.

So what are you waiting for? Improve your pet's health today!

Would your pet benefit from a water fountain? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

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